Pediatric Hematology/Oncology : Clinical Services

Hemophilia Treatment Center

The Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC), led by Joanna Davis, M.D., was established in 1987. Since then it has grown from 6 patients to over 500 infants, children, adolescents and adults who are living with hemophilia, von Willebrand’s Disease and other coagulation and hypercoagulable disorders. The center is the only federally-funded 501© (3) non-profit HTC in South Florida. We offer our patients and their families state-of-the-art hemophilia care, access to new products and techniques, as well as participation in the Universal Data Collection Study, a prospective study monitoring the morbidity of coagulation disorder sponsored by the CDC.

In our comprehensive pediatric hemophilia clinic, patients can be seen by hematologists, social workers, physical therapists and orthopedic physicians in one convenient location. In addition, our Special Coagulation Laboratory is the only reference lab for south Florida, with the capacity to run urgent labs in a timely manner. We are available for diagnostic consultations as well as co-management of surgical or postpartum situations. A 340B factor program is available for eligible patients and access to Orthopedic, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Immunology specialists is available to our patients as well as access to dental care providers who are comfortable working with coagulation patients.

Patient and family education is a primary focus of the HTC staff, because we believe that the best patient care results from cooperation between the medical and psychosocial personnel and a well-informed patient and family.